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Alternative Licensure

It is our purpose to ensure that every classroom in Southern Colorado has a highly qualified teacher in order to meet the needs of all students. The Alternative Licensure Program at Colorado State University - Pueblo seeks to broaden the pool of qualified teacher candidates available to schools. The program attracts candidates with real world experience who are unable to complete a traditional teacher education program.

This program was created to address Colorado teacher shortages in historically high needs endorsement and geographic areas and curtail the use of emergency authorizations by providing meaningful supervision and support with rigorous graduate level education training to nontraditional teachers.

To learn more about Alternative Teacher Licensure

All candidates for alternative licensure must have a bachelor’s degree, and a Statement of Eligibility issued via the Colorado Department of Education.


Jeremiah Blaha
Phone: 719.549.2279

Dr. Jeff Piquette
Phone: 719.549.2825

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